The suspect is a Hispanic man standing 5 feet 5 inches tall, who weighs between 130 to 150 pounds with black hair shaved on the sides and pulled back into a ponytail.
A second visit to the Harrington Raceway and Casino by a robbery suspect has allowed Delaware State Police to distribute photos of the man, division spokeswomen Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Monday.
The crime took place in June, and the suspect was photographed almost a month later.
According to Jaffe, the case began at about 10:30 p.m. June 29 at the casino when the suspect asked a 59-year-old Bridgeville man for a ride home because his car would not start.
The victim, who was acquainted with the suspect, tried to help start the vehicle but was unsuccessful, Jaffe said.
The victim drove south on U.S. Route 13 until the suspect sent him onto some of the back roads in the Harrington/Farmington area. It was while they were stopped the suspect allegedly held a screwdriver to the victim’s neck and demanded money.
The driver was able to take the screwdriver during a struggle and the suspect jumped from the vehicle and ran away.
On July 27 the victim spotted the man again at the Harrington casino and police were able to obtain surveillance photos.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man about 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 130 to 150 pounds with black hair shaved on the sides and pulled back into a ponytail.
At the time of the crime, he was wearing a red shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers, Jaffe said. His vehicle was described as an older model red or burgundy-colored passenger car with a black hood.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or the incident is asked to contact Det. Wright by calling 302-698-8429 Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at delawarecrimstoppersweb.com, or by sending a text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting the message with the keyword “DSP.”